Adelaide, as a preferred health convention destination is home to one of the largest health and life sciences clusters in the Southern Hemisphere, bringing together research, education and clinical care. The $3 billion world-class BioMed City includes the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI1 and SAHMRI2) that will house a proton therapy unit in future, UniSA Health Innovation building and University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building. Additionally, at Tonsley (Flinders University), a new state-of-the-art hub for biomedical engineering has been developed.

Adelaide’s generous boulevards and elegant architecture provide the perfect backdrop for all sorts of holiday activities. No matter what takes your interest, there’s plenty to see and do.

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Whether you want to be entertained, get out and party, or just relax with the family on holiday, Adelaide has something for you. For shopaholics, wander down Rundle Mall and indulge in some retail therapy. There’s more than 800 shops to choose from, so you won’t run out of options.

Just be sure to pick up some treats from Haigh’s Chocolates - they’ll help you deal with life when you eventually have to go home. Stop by Jurlique for beauty products, and at RM Williams to take home merchandise from the legendary Outback out tter.

If you want to immerse yourself in South Australia’s rich arts and culture, stroll along North Terrace - Adelaide’s “cultural boulevard.” It’s home to the Aboriginal Cultures Gallery in the South Australian Museum, Adelaide Botanic Garden and the National Wine Centre. Just around the corner, wander through the fascinating National Aboriginal Cultural Institute - Tandanya.

And if you’re after a meal or a drink, there are more than 700 restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from. So, sample the al fresco styles of East Rundle Street, try the seafood and Asian cuisine at Gouger Street, and treat yourself to some fine dining at the restaurants and cafes of North Adelaide.

But if there’s one thing you absolutely must do, it’s take a trip to the Adelaide Central Market. It’s open every Saturday - and the best time to turn up is early in the morning for breakfast.